June 11, 2011

Zucchini & Squash Tart

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

It's no secret, vegetables and I just don't get along. The funny thing is, I come from a part of the world that is famous for its vegetarian cooking, and yet, I'm not a big veggie eater. I know all the benefits and I've really tried hard to incorporate them into my diet, but I gotta be honest, it hasn't been going too well. I usually just toss some in to a pasta with a rich sauce or under a layer of cheese on a pizza. But this time I wanted something light and simple.


Maybe its the long, hot days or the produce was especially fresh the day I hit the stores, but this tart ended up tasting like a slice of summer on a plate. It was bright and earthy, light yet satisfying all in one bite. It was exactly what I was craving.

Oh, and just for good measure, I threw in some sliced soy sausage, cuz I'm new-age like that. And also because I needed to use up the last bit I had left in the fridge. The variations on this tart are endless but what I found to be the most important factor was using good produce, a thin crust and herbs.

Zucchini and Squash Tart

1/2 recipe pizza dough
1 small yellow squash
1 medium zucchini
1 medium tomato
2 tablespoons softened cream cheese (or goat cheese, if you're feeling fancy)
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese  (optional)
sliced soy sausage (optional)
salt to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out dough to about 1/4" thick and so it fits your baking pan.

2. Spread cream cheese over your dough and top with squash, zucchini, tomato and sausage. Sprinkle herbs and salt over top. Add cheese if you like and bake until bubbly and crust is golden.


  1. Asawrb ! Where were you? I missed your posts:(

    The tart looks lovely. Now, I am new to soy sausage. Tell me more about it and which store carries it please ?

  2. Walaikum Salaam, sorry about the absence! Went out of town for a bit, but we're back now and the posting will be back to normal inshallah! Soy sausage is just one of many meat-alternatives available in the stores these days. I'm a big fan of it, you can find it in the natural sections of most big grocery stores or in the health food stores like Whole Foods, but you can use real meat or leave it out all together if you like.

  3. Salam Sis. I tried this recipe for dinner tonight and LOVED it. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for the great recipe. Is it ok if I post this on my blog? With credit to you, of course.

  4. Walaikum Salaam HijabiMommy, so happy to hear y'all enjoyed it! You can most definitely re-post it (with links)! Can't wait to read your review :)

  5. This looks SO good masha'Allah! Love the use of fresh veggies :)

  6. looks amazingly delish and light! a new must try!

  7. Oh by the way Muslim Wife, since you're a member of the Sisters Who Blog network, do you know why my membership has been pending for over 2 months lol? Does it normally take that long?

  8. Thanks girls!

    Nourhan, 2 months?! I think it took me a day or two, at the most! Do you have the same screenname there? I can message the admin. to see whats up.

  9. this looks wonderful delicious combination of flavour

  10. I don't have a screen name, all they asked me for was my email address/name/blog...I would definitely appreciate if you could check what's wrong :)

  11. sure thing dear, I'll send her a message inshallah :)


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